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2021 Forensic Science & the Law Seminar - Virtual Event

Online - CLE Credits: 13 General Credits/1.0 Ethics Credit

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Big Names. Big Science; a Big-Time CLE Experience!

Don't miss this great opportunity for a no-nonsense, national networking CLE featuring the leading faculty in their respective fields. This two-day event is produced in partnership with the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ).

DATES: LIMITED ENGAGEMENT: Airs April 22-24, 2021
Webinar DURATION: Approx. 13 hours

CLE: This training may be eligible for self-study CLE credit, where authorized. The program is currently pending in all states that allow self-study credits.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Webinar link will be sent to you in a confirmation email. 


1. Using Discovery to Critically Assess and Prepare to Attack the State’s Expert – Janis Puracal (Portland, OR)
2. Pattern Cross-Examination of the Prosecution's Forensic Experts – Michael Waddington (Evans, GA)
3. The Impact of Facial Recognition Software on Misidentification – Alice Fontier (Harlem, NY)
4. The Art of Deciphering Ancient Hieroglyphics ...or a Drug Evidence Lab Report: Where the Information Comes From and What You Need to Know – Prof. Jasmine M. Drake, Ph.D. (Houston, TX)
5. When Forensic Evidence Reveals the Bad Apple: A Case Study in Ethics & Prosecutorial Misconduct – Justin Rosas (Medford, OR)
6. Making Science Simple: Techniques for Simplifying Complex Scientific Evidence With Storytelling in Summation – Steven Epstein (Garden City, NY)
7. Cocaine Salt v. Base Determinations: The Science You Should Be Using at Sentencing – Heather L. Harris, MFS, JD, D-ABC (Glenside, PA)
8. Effective Advocacy in Shaken Baby Syndrome / Abusive Head Trauma Cases – Katherine Judson (Madison, WI)
9. Confronting Inaccuracy in Arson Investigations – John Lentini, CFI, D-ABC (Islamorada, FL)
10. Using Biomechanics in Criminal Cases – Dr. Andre M. Loyd, Ph.D. (Plymouth, MN)
11. Factors Affecting Latent Fingerprints – Andrew Reitnauer (Sterling, VA)
12. Winning Your Case With Electronic Evidence, Even When It's Not Directly Involved! – Mark J. McLaughlin, JD (Los Angeles, CA)
13. Contesting the Death: Cross Examining a Forensic Pathologist – Deja Vishny
14. Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication – What to look for in EVERY case – Tara Godoy


CLE Information

NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 14 general credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NM, NV, PA and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.    


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Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our seminars along with all the benefits from joining.

Registration Fees
NACDL Members: Regular, Life, and Sustaining $169
NACDL Members: Associate, New Lawyers, & Professor $139
Non Members (includes 1 year membership)  $199
ALL Public Defenders $129
ALL California Lawyers (Residents Only) $129
Groups of 4 or more PDs (must register at the same time; 1 payment; no changes or cancellations allowed). To register a group, please visit: $109

Code of Conduct

NACDL endeavors to foster a working, learning, and social environment free of harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and insult. To that end, NACDL has adopted a Code of Conduct for Affiliated Persons that applies to all attendees and participants of any kind at all NACDL sponsored events.

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